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19/09/17
« on: Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 @ 01:31:55 »
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Eye worm infection that sends dogs blind 'could spread from Europe to UK'

Dog owners have been warned that taking their pets to Europe risks exposing them to an infectious parasite which turns animals blind.

Thelazia callipaeda has been described as a “significant threat to the UK canine population”, after vets reported three cases in dogs recently returned from the continent.

Transmitted by fruitfly, a species common in Britain, the disease is currently endemic in France, Italy, Spain and Greece, and more than six other European countries popular with British tourists.

All three animals were in compliance with the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), also known as the Pet Passport, and experts last night called for the rules to be reviewed.

Owners of pets recently returned from Europe have been advised to look out for conjunctivitis and other signs of discomfort around their dogs' eyes.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/19/free-movement-dogs-puts-uk-pets-risk-european-blinding-disease/

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Re: 19/09/17
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